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nibble
Super Advisor

Retired Users

hi guys,

how can i activate a retired user?

tnx..

8 REPLIES
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Retired Users

HI,

what do you mean by retired user? Have you tried with the account manager?

greetings,

Michael
Alexey Borchev
Regular Advisor

Re: Retired Users

You cannot re-activate it using Account Manager.

I've got such expierience with a NIS user.
I've opened /var/yp/src/passwd
- Retired user has word "retired" in 2-nd field.
I've cleaned up the field, and checed up /var/yp/src/prpasswd.
Then user was un-retired, and the last thing left - to change it's password.
If You don't have NIS, try look at it in /etc/passwd.


The fire follows shedule...
nibble
Super Advisor

Re: Retired Users

actually, i dont have NIS. u c, iv created this userA using adduser in console. when tried to login remotely, userA cant login, later was disabled. when i issued usermod -x administrative_lock_applied=0 userA, and tried again. but still, cant login.

from root, i tried to su - UserA and got this message:
-sh: PWD=/usr/users/UserA: is not an identifier

when i verified the /etc/passwd, i got a Retired entry in the 2nd field
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Retired Users

Hi,

Do you mean by verified
/usr/sbin/pwck -sm
?

Does your .profile try to assign something to PWD? That wouldnt make any sense.

Have you tried to assign a new password for this user and does the su - user succeed?

greetings,

Michael
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Retired Users

Hi,

in case you use C2 security, have a look here:
http://aa11.cjb.net/tru64_unix_managers/1999/0081.html

greetings,

Michael
Mohamed K Ahmed
Trusted Contributor

Re: Retired Users

What version of UNIX you are running?, Do you have DECWindows/CDE installed?
You can unlock a user using the window Account Manager, just click on it and you will see all the users on the system, double click on the userA and unlock his account or change his password

HTH
Mohamed
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Retired Users

Hi,

is your problem solved?

Michael

Re: Retired Users

The cited osf-managers summary was not as useful as it could have been. There are basically two cases: Enhanced Security, or Base Security. For Enhanced, you'd use 'edauth retiree' and remove the ":u_retired:" field. For Base, you'd use vipw and remove the "Retired" prefix in the password field.

Depending on what tool was used to retire the user, and what options, you might also need to do things like re-create the home directory. That you can find out from 'pwck -a', once you've done the basic un-retiring.